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Z: Zero #AtoZChallenge

We all start off as zero, and that's a very good thing. As time passes, we accumulate people, memories, materialistic pleasures and a lot more things in our lives. But at times, life does take you back to the starting point. Yes, back to zero. How you come up from there shows your growth as a person and a human being. I have been through enough ups and downs in my life. I have had a face to face with zero enough number of times now, but I did not give up. I've left the zero behind in so many cases and I've worked really hard for it. Having said that, there are many other cases where I still am a zero. Take swimming for example. I've been wanting to learn it since the past five years and still haven't got to it. But the very fact that I still want to do it, makes me go from zero to one. At least I have the ambition or the interest.

There are a lot of other people I know who are a zero in almost every aspect of life. I agree that zero is the start for everything, but when people do not even make the effort to get from zero to one, then they remain a zero all their lives. Have you met people who have no ambitions and no zest to live life? Well, I have. Such people piggy bank on the shoulders of others to live their life. Be it monetarily or to get any other work of theirs done. I have no respect for such people. You do not have to do these things, but atleast you need to have the desire to do a few things by yourself right? No Sir! Some people just prefer to sit at home and expect others to do everything for them. Such people are a zero in life. Were and always will be.

It's not a bad thing to be a zero. But you need to realize it and try to come up in life. Staying there or expecting people to pull you up will not do any good for you. Like they say even if you are in the right lane but do not move, you will get run over. Hibernating at zero seems safe for some people as they have no expectations from themselves even. But you will just remain there till you die.

It is very important to start any new thing from zero. There are no short cuts. Plus, starting from zero will enable you to start with a clean slate without any back log.

Understand zero better. Make friends with it and slowly push it behind until you meet it again for another scenario. Walk ahead without expecting a push. The zero is the push.


  1. I agree that there are no short cuts and if one wants to progress, one has to push the bar from zero to one. I know some who are zero and sometimes I feel pity cos these people do not have a voice, a say and sometimes they don't even realize that 1 will be better for them. :(

  2. Agree with above comments by Parul. We can always rise from Zero to infinity!

  3. Inspiring.

    Sometimes , we lose everything and also lose hope. Its important to realize that sometime starting over again could be the best thing we can do..

  4. I love people with zeal... with passion to make their dreams come true ... who are hardworking and trying to get somewhere in life. Luckily I can't think of anyone at the top of my head who isn't like that. They are such an inspiration.

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  5. Very wisely put Soumya .. Zero can be regarded as an indication of new beginning, when one can start afresh and try his best all over again.

  6. What can you do to motivate people who have been more than 0 all their life but now have lost the interest in living...

  7. Read my similar post.

    Nice post as ever. Do I need to say it everytime?


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